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CONNECTKaro 2015 - Session 6 - Better Growth Better Climate - Key Global Opportunities 2015

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Speaker - Mr. Holger Dalkman, Director, EMBARQ

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CONNECTKaro 2015 - Session 6 - Better Growth Better Climate - Key Global Opportunities 2015

  1. 1. HOLGER DALKMANN, EMBARQ DIRECTOR, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE, WRI ROSS CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES ConnectKaro Better Growth, Better Climate - April 16, 2015
  2. 2. A YEAR OF EVENTS – A YEAR OF COMMITMENTS? UNSG Climate Summit COP SDGs FfD Habitat III
  3. 3. FINDING COMMON GROUND – FOR CITIES? UNSG Climate Summit COP SDGs FfD Habitat III CITIES? VISIONARY COMMITMENTS FOR THE FUTURE CLIMATE ACTION
  4. 4. A YEAR OF EVENTS - SDG UNSG Climate Summit COP SDGs FfD Habitat III
  5. 5. FROM MDGs TO SDGs: New York Sep 2015! Source: United Nations
  6. 6. “adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services” “safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems” “participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning“ “resilience” “reduce adverse environmental impact of cities” “safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces” “financial and technical assistance for sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials in least developed countries”
  7. 7. A YEAR OF EVENTS– UNSG&COP UNSG Climate Summit COP SDGs FfD Habitat III
  8. 8. COP 21 – PARIS DECEMBER 2015 Image: Wikimedia, Creative Commons
  9. 9. KEY FUNCTIONS OF A GLOBAL AGREEMENT Source: ACT 2015 Elements and Ideas for a 2015 Paris Agreement
  10. 10. Image: The Danish Wind Industry/Flickr COUNTRY COMMITMENTS
  11. 11. Image: Jim Killock/Flickr UNSG: CITIES ANNOUNCEMENTS 228 Cities to Cut 13 Gt Home to 436 million people Compact of Mayors Using Global Protocol for Cities
  12. 12. A YEAR OF EVENTS - FFD UNSG Climate Summit COP SDGs FfD Habitat III
  13. 13. Photo: Addis Ababa; Flickr/David Stanley FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT Addis Ababa, July 2015 • Promoting international development cooperation • Supporting the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015 • Reinvigorating and strengthening financing for development follow-up processes
  14. 14. A YEAR OF EVENTS – HABITAT III UNSG Climate Summit COP SDGs FfD Habitat III
  15. 15. HABITAT III – QUITO – Sep 2016 Building on COP21 commitments, SDGs&FFD Photo: Andreas/Flickr 20 • UN global process on cities • Develop a global “new urban agenda” • National assessment • Regional/thematic processes • Potential: Conference of Action
  16. 16. FINDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIAN CITIES? UNSG Climate Summit COP SDGs FfD Habitat III CITIES?
  17. 17. OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIAN CITIES? • Support opportunities for funding and capacity building (through national government) • Stronger accounting and management frameworks for cities • Support movement to sustainable cities • New financing mechanisms
  18. 18. THANK YOU

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